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Randy VanDalsen

The Buske Group
Sacramento, CA
Randy VanDalsen has had a long and successful career in PEG Access management, production, needs assessment, survey research, and related consulting activities.  With nearly 20 years of hands-on management experience followed by 23 years as a consultant in this field, VanDalsen brings a unique perspective to the myriad of issues faced each day by PEG Access management organizations and local governments.
VanDalsen is a partner at The Buske Group, a cable communications consulting firm that is widely acclaimed by local government officials and public interest advocates.  Prior to joining The Buske Group, he was Access Sacramento’s initial Executive Director from 1985-1991.  During VanDalsen’s tenure there, Access Sacramento and its programming received 45 nominations as finalists and 23 First Place awards in national and regional competitions, including the "Overall Excellence in Public Access" award from the Hometown Video Festival in 1989 and 1991.
In 1972, VanDalsen began his community media career as founder and director of a nonprofit group that guided residents of East Lansing, Michigan in the use of the new cable TV system.  This experience led to a staff position with the local cable company, which hired him to be the cable system’s Public Access Coordinator in 1975. VanDalsen developed that operation to the point where it received national recognition: East Lansing was selected as the site of the NFLCP (now Alliance for Community Media) National Convention in 1980, and its public access facility was awarded the NFLCP's first "Community Communication Award" in 1982.
In 2005, VanDalsen received the “Brian Wilson Memorial Award for Outstanding PEG Mentorship" from the Western Region of the Alliance for Community Media. In 2009, he was selected to receive the “Dirk Koning - George Stoney Award for Humanistic Communication" from the Alliance for Community Media.